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se·nile

 (sē′nīl′, sĕn′īl′)
adj.
1.
a. Relating to or having diminished cognitive function, as when memory is impaired, because of old age.
b. Being a disease or condition whose cause is primarily advanced age: senile cataracts.
2. Geology At the end of an erosion cycle: senile soil.

[Latin senīlis, proper to or characteristic of old people, aged, from senex, sen-, old; see sen- in Indo-European roots.]

se′nile′ly adv.
se·nil′i·ty (sĭ-nĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

senile

(ˈsiːnaɪl)
adj
1. of, relating to, or characteristic of old age
2. mentally or physically weak or infirm on account of old age
3. (Geological Science) (of land forms or rivers) at an advanced stage in the cycle of erosion. See old18
[C17: from Latin senīlis, from senex an old man]
ˈsenilely adv
senility n

se•nile

(ˈsi naɪl, ˈsɛn aɪl)

adj.
1. showing a decline or deterioration of physical strength or mental functioning, esp. short-term memory and alertness, as a result of old age or disease.
2. of or belonging to old age or aged persons; gerontological; geriatric.
3. (of topography) having been leveled by peneplanation.
[1655–65; < Latin senīlis of an old man, old =sen(ex) old man + -īlis -ile2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.senile - mentally or physically infirm with age; "his mother was doddering and frail"
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"

senile

adjective doddering, doting, decrepit, failing, imbecile, gaga (informal), in your dotage, in your second childhood a senile old man

senile

adjective
Exhibiting the mental and physical deterioration often accompanying old age:
Translations
هَرِم أو خَرِف
senilní
senil
szenilis
ellihrumur
iškaršęsiškaršimasnusenęs
bērna prātāsenils
senilný
bunakbunamış

senile

[ˈsiːnaɪl]
A. ADJsenil
to go senileempezar a chochear
to have gone senilepadecer debilidad senil
B. CPD senile dementia Ndemencia f senil

senile

[ˈsiːnaɪl] adjsénilesenile dementia ndémence f sénile

senile

adj personsenil; (physically) → altersschwach; senile decayAltersabbau m; he must be getting senileer wird langsam senil or (physically) → ein richtiger Tattergreis (inf)

senile

[ˈsiːnaɪl] adjsenile
I'm not senile yet! → non sono ancora rimbambito!

senile

(ˈsiːnail) adjective
showing the feebleness or childishness of old age. a senile old woman.
seˈnility (səˈni-) noun

se·nile

a. senil, rel. a la vejez esp. en lo que afecta a las funciones mentales y físicas;
___ dementia___ senil;
___ plaqueplacas de fibras amiloides ___.

senile

adj senil
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So you look like you do nothing but spend all day every day banging on about the good old days, in a senilely demential style.